Rolled Ice Cream
Rolled ice cream is a sensational Thai frozen dessert. Unlike
most ice creams made ahead of time in an electronic ice cream
machine, rolled ice cream—also known as stir-fried ice cream—is
made to order by hand. Street vendors in Thailand, Malaysia,
Cambodia, and the Philippines can whip up this frozen treat in
about 2 minutes.
The ice cream is made by pouring a base of sweet milk on an
extremely cold (-35°C) steel surface that resembles a pizza pan
to Westerners. Paint scrapers or metal spatulas are then used to
chop toppings into the base and scrape it around to create air.
Once the base is frozen solid, it is spread thinly and scraped
at an angle to create the magnificent rolls of ice cream. The
rolls are then placed carefully in a cup and topped with items
like whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and fresh fruit.